Women’s reproductive rights are under assault in the United States as certain States pass legislation to undermine abortion rights. A Supreme Court with a growing conservative influence may curtail rights confirmed in Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey. On the other hand, the number of women running forRead More →

No President has faced calls for his impeachment so early in his presidency. Is this driven by Trump’s deep and universal unpopularity? To answer this question, we examined Trump’s presidential approval ratings by political party affiliation from Gallup. Trump remains exceptionally popular among Republicans as shown in Figure 1 below. InRead More →

Ever wonder how the performance of the NBA’s best players has changed over time? In this post, we’ll explore the performance of stat leaders in every NBA season since 1950. This analysis uses a dataset of NBA player statistics between 1950 and 2017 from Kaggle. The dataset contains about 25,000Read More →

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), the main federal agency responsible for collecting and analyzing energy statistics, has been rolling out an application programming interface (API), allowing developers to more easily access their vast statistical database. In our energy series, chart-it will use the EIA’s API to explore their database for interesting observations aboutRead More →

In August, we examined crime trends across D.C. neighborhoods and made a few interesting observations about the neighborhoods responsible for D.C.’s crime surge in 2015. With Halloween coming up, we wondered whether certain neighborhoods experience a seasonal spike in crime this time of year. In this post, we use D.C. crimeRead More →

This week’s write up is a little more personal than our usual topics. I thought it would be interesting to measure my work-life balance over time by plotting my billable hours since I started working. I work for a boutique financial advisory firm that specializes in infrastructure and energy finance.Read More →